A warm Cornish welcome awaits you at Quay House, a stunning Grade II listed home in a truly fabulous location, nestled in the heart of the charming village of Charlestown. Situated along a quiet lane, just a few steps away from the harbour, Quay House is a wonderful choice for a holiday with family and friends on the south coast of Cornwall. You'll be planning your next holiday back before you've even left…
Step inside and this house is set to impress, beautifully presented, creating a truly lovely vibe! Your holiday kitchen is wonderfully light and airy with a toasty Aga to delight any budding Mary Berry and views over the garden. The dining-area is set at one end of the room, making it a doddle to serve up meals but with such a great choice of places to eat and drink dotted around the harbour, there really will be no need to dine in.
There's a choice of two oh so lovely and cosy sitting-rooms, both with warming wood-burners, inviting you to chill out and relax and the end of the day after discovering all the delights this area has to offer. Quay House is the ideal Cornish escape, not only for blissful summers spent exploring, but also for dreamy winter hideaways.
Time for bed and the four stylish bedrooms, with their super comfy beds and luxury linens, will assure a good night's sleep. Bedroom one embraces the setting, with a subtle nautical theme and a super-king double bed - what a treat! Another super-king double awaits in bedroom two which can also be set up as a twin bedded room, offering great flexibility.
The family bathroom is also on this floor, with a bath for those leisurely evening soaks, and a separate shower and there's also another shower-room on the ground floor.
Head outside and the delights continue. Accessed up a few steps the sunny terrace invites you to enjoy al fresco dining and chilling out in the hot tub, oh yes, there's a hot tub as well! The lush lawned garden is a real treat for a cottage so close to the harbour and the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine and get lost in the pages of your chosen holiday read. Trust us, you'll be slipping into holiday mode in no time!
There's a certain magic and charm to the historic village of Charlestown, and there's lots to explore from your doorstep - so if you fancy a week off driving, you've picked the right place. Charlestown has a fantastic selection of coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and street food pop ups so you certainly won't be short of places to eat! There's a lovely restaurant across the lane from Quay House which is a fabulous place to enjoy a cocktail and a delicious dinner. Charlestown also has a selection of stylish boutique shops and galleries if you fancy a spot of retail therapy. Warm summer evenings can be spent wandering along the very pretty harbour, marvelling at the historic tall ships whilst picking up a treat from one of the street food stalls, before heading back to your beautiful getaway for a dip in the hot tub. Bliss…
If you're in search of those breathtaking coastal views synonymous with Cornwall lace up your walking boots, pack a picnic and head out for a scenic walk along the coastal path - your pampered pooch will be in their element. Or enjoy lazy days on the beach, building sandcastles and taking the odd dip in the crystal clear waters. If you're a Poldark fan, Charlestown was one of the favoured locations for filming the popular TV series, so you can seek out the filming locations and walk in the footsteps of Poldark himself!
If you do fancy venturing further afield St Austell Bay is dotted with a number of golden sand beaches and there's a fantastic choice of gardens to visit, including Heligan, Pinetum, Marsh Villa and of course, The Eden Project. The stylish sailing town of Fowey is nearby, and is well worth a visit for its restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries or perhaps to kayak up the river to the little village of Lerryn, said to be the inspiration of Kenneth Graham's Wind in the Willows.
So if you fancy days swimming in the sea, cosying up by the wood-burner , stomping along the coastal path, wandering around the harbour popping into the shops and galleries and treating yourself to the odd pint of local ale and plate of Cornish hospitality, then this is the retreat for you - but don't hang around as we are sure it will be on everyone's wish list!
Sitting-room 1 with wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with gas-fired Aga, fridge and dishwasher
Sitting-room 2 with Smart TV and wood-burner
Utility-room with fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and microwave (leading to Shower-room)
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6'')
Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, hand shower attachment, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Please note, as this is an older property the staircase is a little steeper than usual. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Hot tub
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)
A warm Cornish welcome awaits you at Quay House
Snuggle up in front of the wood-burner on chillier nights.
Soak away all the stresses and strains of everyday in your own private hot tub
Quay House has four gorgeous bedrooms, beautifully finished and with your comfort top of the list
The double height kitchen is a wonderfully light and airy room
The garden will delight young and old alike
Historic Charlestown is picture perfect and a wonderful holiday destination
There's a choice of two sitting-rooms for relaxing.
One of the homely sitting-rooms
Fancy a holiday read - there's a good selection to keep you entertained
The beautiful sash windows let the light flood in
Quay House has a choice of two sitting-rooms so plenty of room to spread out.
Kick back and relax after a day of exploring
The kitchen sits at the back of the house overlooking the garden
The homely Aga will delight all budding Mary Berrys
Serving up meals is a doddle in the kitchen/dining-room, but with such a great choice of places to eat out in the village do you really want to slave over a hot stove whilst on holiday?
Enjoy holiday meals at Quay House
Set yourself to Cornish time from the minute you step inside
There's a handy shower-room next to the utility-room on the ground floor - ideal for rinsing off before hopping into the hot tub
The bubbly hot tub is a real treat
The luxury of a super-king-double bed awaits you in Bedroom One
Bedroom One has been decorated in restful shades of blue and grey
The nautical theme perfectly complements the setting
The cosy double bedroom has a wonderful bedstead
There are lovely touches throughout Quay House
The second bedroom also has a super-king-double bed which can also be set up as twin beds giving great flexibility
Plenty of storage for all your holiday gear
The fourth bedroom is such a pretty room
The family bathroom invites you to enjoy a leisurely holiday soak
The family bathroom also has a separate shower
The sunny terrace is also the spot for al fresco dining and enjoying the best of the Cornish sunshine (garden table arriving March 2022)
Charlestown is as magical in the evening as it is during the day
Find a good spot to sit out and watch the comings and goings of the harbour
This stretch of coastline is littered with sandy beaches
The historic tall ships in the harbour